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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Broadcaster and former politician Jerry Springer talks to Kirsty Young about his life and career, and about his choice of records to take to Radio 4's mythical island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Talks: Jerry Springer
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Book of the Week: TheSecret Lives of Somerset Maugham

5/5. When Maugham's companion, Geraia Haxton , dies, Alan Searle , to whom the writer had become increasingly close, becomes a major part of his life. By Selina Hastings. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Geraia Haxton
Unknown: Alan Searle
Unknown: Selina Hastings.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Singleparentpals.com

The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama rpt at 7.45pm Editor Jill Burridge


Editor: Jill Burridge

: Lives in a Landscape

New series. 1/6. Play for Tomorrow.
Alan Dein presents six features about the often surprising lives of people in Britain today. Three sixth-formers have the summer to get their band back on track after their bass player and best mate walks out on them. A story of young friendship under pressure in Grimsby. Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: The Richest Man In Britain

New series. 1/6.
Comedy by Nick Hornby and Giles Smith.
Dave Mabbut, former drummer with 70s rockers the Infinite Shamen is rich - Bill Gates-rich, Roman Abramovich-rich. But Dave is not liberated by wealth, he is miserable.
This week, Dave is interviewed by a Guardian journalist but he all he wants to talk about is his drums-only version of the band's 70s classic Temple of the Human Mind.


Writer: Nick Hornby
Writer: Giles Smith
Producer: Lucy Armitage
Dave: Mark Williams
Dom: Russell Tovey
Daves mum: Lynda Bellingham
Jane: Kerry Fox

: You and Yours

With Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presenter: Peter White
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis. Editor Jamie Angus


Editor: Jamie Angus

: Feedback

Roger Bolton presents listeners' comments on BBC radio's output for the past week.
Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
ADDRESS: [address removed]
PHONE: [number removed]
EMAIL: [web address removed]


Presenter: Roger Bolton
Producer: Brian McCluskey

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Tony KayScandal

In 1965, the outstanding young footballer
Tony Kay was accused of match-fixing, sent to prison and banned for life by the FA. Michael McLean 's play explores what happened, and features recently recorded observations from Kay himself.
Producer/Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Michael McLean
Director: Martin Jenkins
Tony Kay: Mikey North
Peter: Swan Carlprekopp
Bronco Lane: Karl Davies
Solicitor: Andrew Branch
Harry: Catterick Tombevan
Jimmy Gauld: Ross Sutherland
Judge: Alan Leith
Prison governor: Ian Masters

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , John Cushnie and Chris Beardshaw join chairman Eric Robson at Linkinhorne Horticultural Society in Cornwall. Chris Beardshaw meets the man collecting more than 200 varieties of Cornish apples, cherries and pears, and Anne reveals the Office Plant of the Year. Including at


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Producer Howard Shannon Repeated on Sunday at 2pm


Producer: Howard Shannon

: A History of Private Life

30/30. Alternative Homes. "Home means a place to go to when you are in trouble. A place sadly altered by war. A place to glorify when away and rely on always...." So reported one woman to the Mass Observation survey. In the final programme Amanda Vickery explores the enduring pull of a home of one's own. For details see Monday


Unknown: Amanda Vickery

: Last Word

Obituary series with Matthew Bannister.
Producer Neil George Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.
Producer: Neil George

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock is joined by broadcaster Matthew Sweet, who discusses his campaign to rewrite the history of British cinema and uncover neglected classic films. Plus an interview with Portuguese director Pedro Costa , who talks about his trilogy of films set in a Lisbon slum.


Presenter: Francine Stock
Unknown: Matthew Sweet
Interviewee: Pedro Costa
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: 1989: Day-by-Day

A backlash against East German refugees begins in West Germany. For details see Saturday

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Nick Sutton

: The News Quiz

7/9. Sandi Toksvig is joined by Francis Wheen , Jeremy Hardy , David Mitchell and Danielle Ward on the comedy panel show.
Producer Victoria Lloyd Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm Sandi Toksvig 's point of view: page 15


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: The Archers

Jennifer finds the truth is hard to take.
Writer Adrian Flynn ; Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]
Messageboard: bbc.co.uk/dna/mbarchers


Unknown: Adrian Flynn
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Peggy: June Spencer
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Ed: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Vicky: Rachel Atkins
Russel: Christian Rodska
Leon: Nicholas Osmond
Annette: Anne-Marie Piazza
Wayne: Sion Probert

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang, including an interview with American novelist Paul Auster.


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Interviewee: Paul Auster
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Singleparentpals.com

5/5. We Can't Go On Meeting like This
Tom has a conference in Manchester. Is this an opportunity to meet Rosie in the flesh? By Sue Teddern.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sue Teddern.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the topical debate from Hartlepool and is joined by the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats and Treasury spokesperson Vince Cable , and author and documentary-maker Carol Gould. Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Vince Cable
Unknown: Carol Gould.
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: A Point of View

Clive James reflects on a topical issue.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Clive James
Producer: Sheila Cook

: A History of Private Life

6/6. Modern Homes. Omnibus. Homes were exposed to huge forces of change in the 19th and 20th century, responding to industrialisation, pollution, and the imperial mission. Amanda Vickery explores how they remained idealised havens in a heartless, dirty world. Producer Elizabeth Burke


Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Heartland

10/10. Finally, it is polling day in the local elections. By Anthony Cartwright. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anthony Cartwright.

: A Good Read

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Mark D'Arcy reports from Westminster on the day's events. Editor Peter Knowies


Editor: Peter Knowies

: News

: Book of the Week:The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham

5/5. By Selina Hastings. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Selina Hastings.

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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